2014 Emerging Photography Contender: David Gardner

Photographer David Gardner explores the relationship between mankind and the environment by documenting the nomadic lifestyles of retirees living out of motor homes across the country. 

Gardner writes in his Artist Statement, “I am curious as to how this sea change in attitude [regarding retirement] affects perceptions of familial roots and relations, and how cross-country travel has affected their own view of the world […] This journey with them has brought me to unexpected realizations of how the older generation has adapted, evolved and embraced the world around them, and changed my own attitude of who and what I might become as I age.”

Each week, Feature Shoot editors showcase the work of one photographer who has applied to the Emerging Photography Awards in order to highlight the diverse array of applications we receive. This is not an endorsement of the photographer for the award.

All images © David Gardner